1. It's Not Too Late To Get  A Flu Vaccination

    What is Influenza (flu)?

    Influenza (flu) is a respiratory illness caused by viruses that attack the lungs, nose, and throat. These viruses are very different from those that cause stomach upset and diarrhea or the “stomach flu”. Flu symptoms can be mild or severe, but typically cause a cough, sore throat, body aches, and fever. Usually, influenza is more severe than a cold, and symptoms start very suddenly. Most healthy people will recover from influenza without complication, but certain people are at risk for severe complications such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, and hospitalization. Children under the age of 2, adults over 65, pregnant women, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk for developing serious complications from the flu. 3,952 influenza related hospitalizations, 385 influenza-like illness outbreaks in schools, and 2 pediatric deaths have occurred during the 2016-2017 flu season.

    More information on Influenza can be found on the Wellness on Wheels Program page